Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Exit St. Nick, Auld Lang Syne You're Up!

So 2015 is being hustled out the door to make room for a new year. This is a time when many of us reflect on the past 365 days, get hammered with liquor and party like we've lost our minds( good stuff). And make resolutions.

Do you make new year's resolutions? I stopped making a list from a few years ago because it was becoming too stressful. I would have this sheet of paper with things I wanted to change, improve and accomplish but that wasn't working out too well. So I decided to trim the list down to key things, e.g cut out swear words and eating junk food (this quickly became a joke of epic proportions) and I fell off the wagon hard and quickly! Wait, correction, I took a leap off the wagon before it had moved but a couple inches! So then I decided, instead of aiming for the goal of keeping the swear jar empty (it's a dollar for every bad word) and my finger tips totally free of that delicious orange coating, I would keep the number of bills in the jar and the snacking to a minimum. worked out good-ish. The bills in the swear jar were remarkably less but sometimes the problem was that they were in denominations of fifties and hundreds (aargh). As for snacking, well, several days would pass without consuming a single MSG or cheese loaded goodie...then I would end up doing a binge! What is a girl to do? Anyway I have not given up and I've had the same resolution for the past couple years. Just try! Yep, try hard to be better in what ever I do and if I'm already great at something, help someone get there.

I received an invitation to a cook out party, by some new acquaintances from South America, to ring in the new year; I was told that according to their tradition, each guest must dance before they leave. I-will-rock-it! And I want you to do the same! Have a kickass old year's celebration and hail the first sun of 2016.

Happy New Year my friends!


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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Christmas at Olivia's Giveaways Draw

First, a big thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog and participated in the giveaways during Christmas at Olivia's and the Jingle Book Blog Hop, and also a thank you to Fire and Ice Promotions! I had lots of fun reading your funny comments and appreciated the lovely compliments. Soooo...

The Tourist (Paperback Giveaway)


WINNER: Donna Blalock

The 'Pick Your Book' Christmas Novel Giveaway


WINNER: Crystal Young

Hot Fur Stripes Ebook Giveaway

WINNER: Kanoko

Olivia's Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


Congratulations to the winners!

So enjoy the rest of your day and don't be a stranger, stop by my blog again sometime and you can keep up with what's happening in my world by following me on social media or my blog.




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And before you go, take a minute to check out my upcoming works for 2016, click HERE.

Have a good one!


Monday, 14 December 2015

Raindrops on Roses and Sugar on Smoked Ham


Welcome and thank you for stopping by!
 There is plenty going on at Olivia's for the next nine days!

*Olivia's Favourite Things*
*The Tourist Paperback Giveaway*
*Yuletide Haiku*
*Christmas Poetry Reading*
****MINI TREASURE HUNT- ''Pick Your Book' Paperback Christmas Novel Giveaway**
*Amazon Gift Card Giveaway*
~~**Rafflecopter Grand Prize- Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards**~~

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Paperback giveway closes Dec 23rd.

Olivia's Favourite Things

Raindrops on roses and sugar on smoked ham....these are a few of my favourite things! Oh how I love Christmas and the things that make it such a special time of the year. The smell of ham baking, the sweet scent of rum cake, twinkling lights on the tree and the festive decorations. The heart-warming movies and the beautiful, soulful songs. And most important, spending the special occasion with those you love. No amount of great food, liquor (well maybe if you drink enough until you are in danger of passing out) and pretty trimmings can make you enjoy Christmas, if you are in the company of people you have to pretend to like or barely tolerate. Christmas is about love, and the people we love-they are the icing on the cake of the magical transformation our world takes on during the holidays. Reminiscing, making new memories, laughter, reunion. Love!

Here are some of my favourite things:


Muppets Christmas Carol
This Christmas
Christmas Mail
Miracle on 34th Street
How the Grinch Stole Christmas


A Kiss for Christmas- Luther Vandross
Hard Candy Christmas- Dolly Parton
This Christmas-Chris Brown
Merry Christmas Baby- Bruce Springsteen
Drink a Rum- Smokey Burke


Ham with Pineapple, Brown Sugar Glaze and Clove
Rum Cake
Jug Jug
Rum Punch

The Tourist Paperback Giveaway


While vacationing in Barbados, Jake Evans invited an irresistible island beauty to indulge in a night of passion. But the invitation inadvertently puts her life in danger. Jake is in possession of a highly coveted painting, a vengeful relative will stop at nothing to obtain. A smoking feud catches fire and both men are determined that when the smoke clears; only one of them will be left standing. 

*This book is a standalone novella with no cliffhangers and is for 18+ readers*

Entering is as easy as 1, 2, 3, SEND!
Using the 'CONTACT FORM' in the right sidebar of this blog:
1. Enter your name
2. Enter your email address
3. Type 'WIN' in the message field
Then hit 'SEND". 
Best of luck to you!  

Olivia's Yuletide Haiku

Christmas Poetry Reading 
(Read by Ben Starling)

"The Christmas Dog" by Shel Silverstein

 'Pick Your Book' Paperback Christmas Novel Giveaway

Have a bit of fun with this one! On the header image of this blog is a hidden item! If you find it, use the 'CONTACT' form in the right side bar of the blog to submit your answer. The winner gets to pick the book they wish from the three listed below! Good luck treasure hunter!



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Hot Fur Stripes Ebook Giveaway

Win a copy of this hot, shifter short story when it's released next month! Just leave a comment with the word 'FUR' in it, to be entered! 

Jasmine Moore was selected to conduct an exclusive interview with Durham’s hottest, youngest but most elusive billionaire, Terrence Devereaux. She’s reluctant to get up close and personal with the sexy tiger shifter but sparks fly from the first meeting and Ms. Moore’s chilly armor quickly melts away, as she finds herself unexpectedly ‘Hot fur his Stripes’. 

*This is a complete story with no cliffhangers and is for 18+ readers* 

The Nutcracker

Olivia's Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

To enter, just leave a comment on this post and include your Twitter handle, Facebook link or other means of making contact with you. That's it! And good luck!

Rafflecopter Grand Prize- December 16th-23rd

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Welcome New Author, D. B Shayne

Hi guys, this post today, is to welcome new author D.B. Shayne to the paranormal romance arena, in the crazy world of publishing. 'Hot Fur Stripes' is her debut story; it is available for pre-order and coming out in about four weeks, on January 18th.

The assignment was easy but keeping her panties on was going to be a challenge…
Jasmine Moore was selected to conduct an exclusive interview with Durham’s hottest, youngest but most elusive billionaire, Terrence Devereaux. She’s reluctant to interview the sexy, tiger shifter but sparks fly from the first meeting, and Ms. Moore’s chilly armor quickly melts away, as she finds herself unexpectedly ‘Hot fur his Stripes’.

About D. B. Shayne

Ms. Shayne believes that the only thing sweeter than a hot story, is a hot story with shifters or vampires. And those are the kind of tales she plans to keep writing.

So if you're into stories with hot furry men, check out Hot Fur Stripes today. I hope to see you on Monday at 'Christmas at Olivia's', right here on my blog.

Be good until....


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